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#GivingTuesday, 11/28/17

Six years ago, the brilliant team at 92Y conceptualized a new way of linking individuals and causes to strengthen communities and encourage giving. In 2016, over $177 million was raised online during #GivingTuesday to benefit a broad range of organizations. This year, on Nov. 28, we warmly invite you to show your support for the […]

8 Cities of Literature, 3 U.S. Cities join UNESCO network

Today, Oct. 31, on UN’s World Cities Day, 64 newly designated UNESCO Creative Cities have been announced. Eight Cities of Literature have been added to our network. We congratulate these cities on their new designation and on all the work they have done to be recognized by UNESCO. All 28 Cities of Literature will be […]

Statement on U.S. decision to exit UNESCO

The Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature organization is monitoring closely the news from the U.S. State Department that the United States will withdraw from UNESCO at the end of 2018. Because the city’s designation as a UNESCO City of Literature is a direct relationship between the city and UNESCO, there is no expectation that […]

Iowa City Book Festival to celebrate international connections

The ninth Iowa City Book Festival schedule will feature a variety of authors from around the country and around the globe as we celebrate books and writing through a number of strong partnerships with community groups. The festival, produced by the Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature organization, will be held Oct. 8-15, 2017. The […]

Alexander Chee named 2017 Paul Engle Prize winner

Alexander Chee has been named the sixth recipient of the Paul Engle Prize, presented by the Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature organization. The prize, established in 2011, honors an individual who, like Paul Engle, represents a pioneering spirit in the world of literature through writing, editing, publishing, or teaching, and whose active participation in […]